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April 5, 2013

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1. US ECONOMY ADDS FEWEST JOBS IN NINE MONTHS

The Labor Department says U.S. employers added just 88,000 jobs in March, the fewest in nine months and a sharp retreat after a period of strong hiring.

2. TROUBLE AT FUKUSHIMA PLANT

Nuclear regulators in Japan say the cooling system at the tsunami-damaged Fukushima Dai-ichi plant has failed for the second time in a month, but there is no immediate danger.

3. DOZENS KILLED IN INDIA BUILDING COLLAPSE

Rescuers continue to dig through the rubble of an illegally constructed building in Mumbai's suburbs after more than 40 people died when the structure collapsed.

4. IRAN, WORLD POWERS MEET OVER NUCLEAR CAPABILITIES

The U.S., Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany are meeting with Tehran in hopes of reaching an agreement over its nuclear programs.

5. FATAL SHOOTING INSIDE MISSISSIPPI POLICE HQ

Police in Jackson, Miss., are trying to determine how a murder suspect fatally shot the detective questioning him in an interview room before being shot dead himself.

6. LOST HIKER FOUND CLINGING TO CLIFF

Searchers say an 18-year-old woman who had been missing four days might not have lasted another day had she not been found on a rock outcropping in the forest where she and a friend went hiking.

7. WHAT LESSONS WERE LEARNED AFTER U.S. SUB SINKING

The tragic sinking of the nuclear submarine USS Thresher killed 129 men whose families continue to mourn them a half century later, but the accident did spur crucial safety improvements for submarines.

8. FACEBOOK "HOME" INVASION

Facebook's new app, called Facebook Home, essentially intrudes upon Google's Android phone turf by creating a homescreen that bypasses Google ads and content.

9. HOW AP REMEMBERS AN ICON

Movie Critic Christy Lemire remembers Roger Ebert as not just an astonishingly fine writer and reviewer, but also a warm, encouraging colleague.

10. MARY TYLER MOORE BACK FOR "ONE LAST SHOW"

Mary Tyler Moore reunites with the co-stars of her eponymous 1970s sitcom, including ailing Valerie Harper, for an episode of "Hot in Cleveland."

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  • Ohio couple married 70 years die 15 hours apart

    A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.

    Helen Felumlee, of Nashport, died at 92 on April 12. Her husband, 91-year-old Kenneth Felumlee, died the next morning.

    April 19, 2014

  • State Unemployment [Duplicate] Unemployment fell in March WASHINGTON, D.C. -- More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring has improved for much of the country during what has been a sluggish but sustained 4 1/2-year recovery. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment r

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  • Improved outlook for health law WASHINGTON (AP) -- A surge of eleventh-hour enrollments has improved the outlook for President Barack Obama's health care law, with more people signing up overall and a much-needed spark of interest among young adults. Nonetheless, Obama's announceme

    April 19, 2014

  • U.S. puts off decision on Keystone XL pipeline WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is putting off its decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, likely until after the November elections, by extending its review of the controversial project indefinitely. In a surprise announcement Friday as Was

    April 19, 2014

  • Chelsea Clinton [Duplicate] Title of new book:'Hard Choices' WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Hillary Rodham Clinton's upcoming book will be called "Hard Choices," a title that reflects how the potential 2016 presidential candidate may try to define her record as President Barack Obama's secretary of state while she consid

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  • Why do wolves howl?

    Of all the myths that dog the wolf, none is more widely accepted than the idea that wolves howl at the moon. Images of wolves with their heads upturned, singing at the night sky, are as unquestioned as a goldfish's three-second memory or a dog's color-blindness (both also myths).

    April 18, 2014

  • Judge asks pointed questions in gay marriage case

    A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States asked pointed questions Thursday about whether Oklahoma can legally ban the unions.

    U.S. Circuit Judge Jerome Holmes is seen as the swing vote on the three-judge panel that heard the Oklahoma appeal and a similar case from Utah last week.

    April 18, 2014

  • NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down as planned

    April 18, 2014

  • Eyewitness testimony no longer a gold standard

    The American legal system offers few moments as dramatic as an eyewitness to a crime pointing his finger across a crowded courtroom at a defendant.

    The problem is that decades of studies show eyewitness testimony is only right about half the time — a reality that has prompted a small vanguard of police chiefs, courts and lawmakers to toughen laws governing the handling of eyewitnesses and their accounts of crimes.

    April 18, 2014

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